Saturday 28th April 2012
Bridge Road att: 667
Blue Square Bet North
Referee: Andy Hendley
Histon: Stadelmann, Mills, Fitzsimons, Grant Roberts, Clerima, Livermore, Taaffe (Libertucci), Stevenson, Holman, Gomez-Pico, Sparkes
Unused subs: Hawkins, Kitscha, Day, Sessions
Goals: Holman (pen 55)
Hyde: Carnell, Brizell, Griffin, Pearson, Hall, Moses (Birch), Worsley (Edghill), Byrne, Abadaki (Broadbent), Spencer, Poole
Unused subs: Havern, Frith
Goals: Pearson (45)
Hyde travelled to Cambridgeshire under no pressure after securing the league title the week before.
The game had a real end of season feel to it despite Histon needing a point to be certain of staying up. They had a couple of half chances early on through Daniel Sparkes and Lewis Taaffe which David Carnell easily dealt with, and at the other end David Poole’s cross clipped the crossbar with Jorg Stadelmann grasping at thin air.
Taaffe then had a goal ruled out for offside before Hyde took the lead right on the stroke of half-time when Adam Griffin’s inswinging free-kick was flicked in by Andy Pearson.
They nearly doubled the lead when Stadelmann just beat Poole to the ball, but the loose ball fell to Godwin Abadaki who tried to round the Austrian ‘keeper but had it whipped off his toes.
The home side came out with urgency and equalised when Dan Holman ran through and saw his shot well saved by Carnell, but the follow-up shot was handled and the referee Mr Hendley pointed to the spot. Holman steeped up and sent the Hyde ‘keeper the wrong way. Sparkes then burst through but Carnell saved well again.
Both sides seemed content to play out the last 10 minutes without incident, although Scott Spencer’s shot was shovelled around the post by Stadelmann and Poole had a shot just wide, before the curtain came down on a very successful season for the Tigers.